OCTOBER 14, 2009 1 THE MEREDITH HERALD | PAGE 5 EN1ERTAINMENT WHAT’S UP IN RALEIGH? October 15-25: NC State Fair. Fair Grounds October 15; Jason Michael Carroll, Dorton Arena, Fair Grounds October 17; Kellie Pickier, Dorton Arena, Fair Grounds October17-25; West Side Story, Raleigh Memorial Auditorium FALL BREAK IN NEW YORK CITY: A FASHION STUDENT’S DREAM Jennifer Cash Staff Writer How amazing would It be to spend fall break in New York City? A group of Meredith fashion and business students had this won derful opportunity thanks to Dr. El lis and Dr.Oatsvall. The group left Wednesday evening and stayed until, Sunday evening. On the first 'day of the trip, the students took a tour of the Federal Reserve in New York’s Financial District. The se curity was very tight and it.felt like airport security just to get in the building. During the tour, the group got to go down underground to the. vaults where the Federal Reserve- houses all of the gold. It was so cool to see actual bars of gold. Later that day, we took a Sex and the City bus tour all over the city. The tour led us to different spots used during filming. The bus even stopped on Bleecker Street where we were treated to cupcakes from Magnolia Bakery, After our tour we had some time to rest up before a dinner with Meredith alumni. For dinner we ate at an Italian restau rant and had the opportunity to talk with fashion and business alums. It was interesting hearing what each of the girls had done since they had left Meredith. Day two of the trip started out fairly early with a walk in the Gar-, ment District and to Times Square. We then went to Blobmingdales; We had the chance to either stay at Bloom- ingdales or to venture out on our own before the next tour, but most everyone spent time at Blooming- . dales. After a morning of shopping we took a tour of Promostyl, the fashion forecasting office, it was ' . so interesting to hear the fashion forecasters talk about the interest ing aspects of their jobs. For ex ample, their predictions on colors and trends are predicted about • two year in advance. After hearirig about Promostyl, we took a tour of a company called Findings; this is a multi-line showroom that one of the Meredith fashion alums works for. It was interesting to hear about the job of a sales represen tative in the fashion industry and how much work goes into the job. ., On Saturday the group walked down to the Fashion Institute of Technology to see an exhibit on Fashion and Politics. The exhibit Photo courtesy www.'o$wego.edu/~pivsso1/nycstud0nt- ■ teaching.htm showed different types of apparel through different centuries that had a political twist to It. The exhibit contained everything from a dress made of newspaper to a sequined, Bara.ck Obama dress. After the' exhibit we headed down to Canal Street, home of street vendors selling fakes. Later in the afternoon we all met up at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to tour the New American Wing. For the rest of the trip we were given free time to explore the city on our own. Some girls decided to catch a Broadway show while others continued to shop. On our last day in New York a lot of the girls decided to have brunch at Tavern on the Green in Central Park. It was a wonderful ending to an amazing trip. PICCOLA ITALIA Ashley Matthews Conlributing Writer It’s the day before the White Iris Ball and you have everything ready to go: your dress is pressed and hanging on the closet door, your heels are pol ished and clean, and your jewelry is carefully laid out on the dresser ready to slip on as your date arrives at the door. But wait-you forgot to decide where you and your date are going to eat! You remember he said some thing about pizza, but ypu were thinking niore of a cozy romantic meal that included a fancier Italian dinner. Where are you going to find the perfect restaurant to eat pizza , and share a romantic meal? Pic- cola Italia, a restaurant in Cameron Village, is exactly what you heed. The restaurant is romantic and cozy yet informal; the menu has a variety of entrees that can satisfy your every craving and the service is simple yet efficient. The only, downside is the prices, but hey, it's White Iris night- you can splurge a little! ' Piccola Italia’s cozy atmosphere is perfect for a semi-formal dining experience, but it can also be ca sual if desired. The indoor setting is serni-formal with beautiful paint ings of Italian canals and wrought- iron wall d^cor. The bar, located at the back of the restaurant, is , set between two huge wine racks that serve as the back wall, Don't worry; the bar is,separated by the tall backs of the booths which make the bar somewhat private, yet easily acces sible if you're of age. The dimly lit booths provide a cozy atmo sphere that make any couple long to stare into each other's . eyes. If you’re not in the mood for eye-gazing, however, you can be a little more casual and dine outside on the patio. The wrought-iron furniture is not incredibly inviting to a young lady in heels and a cocktail dress, but it’s perfect for a small group of friends sharing a pizza. The restaurant is located at a corner of Cameron Village near the center; while this location may not sound ideal, it makes people- watching fun and easy, which adds to the outdoor dining experi ence. Whether you are looking for a semi-formal or casual setting, Piccola Italia will meet your dining Photo courtesy http:/Awww.piccolaitalianc',com atmosphere needs. Besides the versatility of the atmosphere, the menu is filled with every type of Italian food you can imagine. There are even a few entrees you’ve probably never heard of, like fruitti di mare-shrimp, mussels, and clams served in a marinara sauce with penne pasta. The appetizer menu includes specialties such as grilled eggplant and fried calamari. If you are not a “fried calamari kind-of-girl” there are other appetizers offered like traditional mozzarella sticks. It ■ isn’t very hard to picture yourself eating'in Italy if you order tradi- continued on pg 8 m I I m * ih

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